I’m a patient,

how do I get a referral FAQ

If you would like to see one of our Sexual Health Physicians Dr Graham Neilsen or Dr Fabiola Martin, to get a Medicare refund, you will need a referral from a GP.

Below you will find some questions and answers we are commonly asked on the topic.

If your question is not listed below, please feel free to give our reception team a call on 07 3857 1222 and they will be only too happy to assist.

General Questions

How do I get a referral

Your regular GP is typically the best person to get a referral from.  They know you the best and will usually have a detailed past medical history for you.

Speak with them about a referral and if they think this would be of benefit.

Commonly referred conditions

Examples of commonly referred conditions include:

  • HIV management and testing.
  • Management of other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) including Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and Hepatitis C.
  • Long-term management of sexual dysfunction.
  • Contraception,
  • Menopause,
  • Osteoporosis,
  • Cervical screening,
  • Breast checks,
  • Vaginismus,
  • Vulvodynia
  • Initiation of testosterone PBS Authority prescribing for men with androgen deficiency.
  • Gender-affirming treatment for transgender patients or patients who identify as gender diverse.
Common outcomes sought
  • assess transgender patients;
  • make recommendations for hormone treatment;
  • suggest options for surgical and other support services;
  • and offer a shared-care model with support for GPs.
Do Dr Graham & Dr Fabiola bulk bill

If you are a full time student or have a Commonwealth issued Concession Card and a valid referral, your consultation can be bulk billed to Medicare.

Why do I need a referral to see Dr Graham or Dr Fabiola?

Referrals are used to provide Dr Graham & Dr Fabiola with the reason for your consultation.  It will typically have information about your relevant past medical history and any current conditions. 

Medicare require a valid referral to allow you to claim a Medicare rebate.

Referral of patients under 18 to see Dr Graham or Dr Fabiola

Some patients may require referral to see Dr Graham or Dr Fabiola before they turn 18 years old.  If this is the case for you please be aware the patient would typically need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Is a referral required to see the GP's at Stonewall

Patients dont need a referral to see our GP’s.  While a brief health summary maybe helpful , this can be requested as part of a patients initial consultation. 

Some of our GP’s have a waiting list and some are not taking new patients.  To check please contact our Reception team on 07 3857 1222.

What happens if I have lost my referral?

Please speak with your referring Practitioner and request the referral be reprinted and signed. 

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